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Ms. Moriarty from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Battle of the Books!

Help me give my students the books on this year's Battle of the Books List so they can each have a copy of the books they are reading and prepare for the competition!

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school is in a culturally-diverse, high-poverty area in Durham, NC. We are a Title I school and more than 80% of our students participate in the free and reduced price lunch program. Many of our students do not have access to the supplies and safe environment that students do elsewhere. We are working to ensure that the Media Center is a place for students to know that they are safe and welcome. Our mission is to act as a community gathering space for students and staff to support their goals.

My Project

The students on our Battle of the Books (BoB) team are so excited to compete in the regional quiz-bowl style competition! These students come from a wide range of backgrounds and reading history, but they have one thing in common- the joy they feel after reading an exceptionally good book.

The 14 students on my BoB team can't wait to get their hands on the books on this year's BoB list- and we just need a few more copies!

Each student is assigned to read a certain number of books, and then one or two of their choice. If we had enough copies of each book for the students to read simultaneously, it would be much easier for them to hold effective discussions.

Your donation will literally put books in the hands of our students, many of whom would not otherwise have access to them. Our BoB team hopes that you will support our love of reading!

Ms. Moriarty
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Footba • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
Under the Mesquite • AKJ Education $13.10 2 $26.20
Ashes to Asheville • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.15 2 $24.30
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $6.99 3 $20.97
Roller Girl • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
Everlost • AKJ Education $9.48 2 $18.96
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Incarceron • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Etiquette & Espionage • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Death Cloud • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Between Shades of Gray • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Cinder Book One of the Lunar Chronicles • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Diamonds in the Shadow • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Beyond the Bright Sea • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Counting by 7s • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Paper Things • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Wild Things • AKJ Education $6.00 2 $12.00
All Of The Above • AKJ Education $5.84 2 $11.68
One for the Murphys • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Wednesday Wars • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Deathwatch • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Alexander Hamilton • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
White Fang • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74

Materials cost

$434.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.18

Total project goal

$594.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.52

5 Donors

-$590.99

Donations toward project cost

-$505.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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